There might be a few questions on your mind if you’ve been considering using our Honda service center in Kaneohe, HI, for your auto repair and maintenance needs. To help our drivers in Honolulu, Ahuimanu, Kailua, Pearl City, Aiea, and other surrounding areas, we’ve compiled a list of answers to the most frequently asked questions we receive. If you don’t find an answer to your question, contact our Honda dealer to speak with one of our friendly service reps.
Q. How Often Should I Have My Oil Changed?
You should change your oil anywhere between 5,000-7,500 miles or every 6 months for most cars. You may be able to go further in between oil changes in newer vehicles using synthetic oil. However, older cars using conventional oil may require more frequent changes around 3,000-5,000 miles.
Q. What Is The Correct Tire Pressure For Me?
The ideal tire pressure varies from one car to the next, most passenger cars will recommend 32 psi to 35 psi. You can find the manufacturer’s recommended tire pressure on a sticker that’s usually on the door jamb of the driver’s side. It’s important to know what your car requires because tire pressure affects the performance and safety of your vehicle.
Q. Why Does My Check Engine Light Come On?
A common reason your check engine light comes on is if your gas cap wasn’t put on tightly the last time you filled the tank. This can affect the pressure in the fuel-delivery system triggering a warning. It might also be caused by a failing catalytic converter to faulty spark plugs requiring your local mechanic to diagnose.
Q. How Often Should I Have My Brakes Checked?
It’s a good idea to check your brakes whenever you rotate your tires - around every 6 months. Going long periods of time without replacing your brake pads will severely reduce your car’s stopping power, wearing down the brake discs, and can lead to costly repairs later on. You may need inspections more frequently depending on the road you drive on, the conditions, and your driving style.
Q. Why Should I Service My Vehicle At A Dealership?
Servicing your vehicle at a dealership is one of the best ways to ensure you get factory-trained technicians working on your vehicle, and the use of original equipment manufactured parts. When you come to our Honda service center, you’ll enjoy the benefits of certified technicians who specialize in all things Honda, and top-of-the-line equipment.
Q. What Is Checked On A Vehicle Safety Inspection?
A vehicle safety inspection covers all the features of your car that make it safe to operate. Our technicians will check the brakes, battery, exhaust, filters, fluids, lights, mirrors, steering, tires, and anything your vehicle needs to function properly. Inspections are required to renew your car’s registration, and it also helps protect you, your passengers, and others on the road.
Q. Do I Need An Appointment To Get My Car Serviced?
No. We welcome walk-ins for people looking to get reliable auto service in Kaenohe. While scheduling beforehand helps us accommodate your schedule and needs, we don’t require you to have an appointment.
Q. Why Should I Buy Genuine Honda Parts?
OEM Honda parts are designed for your specific make and model to keep your vehicle performing at its best. The parts we carry in our service center meet Honda standards for safety and quality, so you can be confident that they will fit properly and are not as likely to break down as opposed to after-market parts.
Q. How Long Do Tires Last?
The average all-season tires last about 5 years or between 30,000-70,000 miles. The exact life span of your tires is attributed to their manufacturer, the terrain you drive on, weather conditions, environment, driving style, maintenance, etc.
The service team at Honda Windward is ready to work with you. Feel free to contact us by phone or online if your questions weren’t answered, and we’ll be with you promptly.